Spellman's Scorecard: Some things just make no sense
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Wide receiver Roy Williams might want to debate whether he dropped any passes against the Giants, but this much is indisputable: He still hasn't caught a pass in a Bears uniform. He gets another chance Saturday night at Tennessee.
Let's get this straight:
Roy Williams did not drop those passes.
OK, aaannd …
Adam Dunn knew there were only two outs in the inning.
It's still that missed popup by Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney and not the gazillion runs against that cost the Cubs that game.
Those pilot twins who love nonstop flights are an absolute joy to watch on an endless loop.
Still can't get that image of fans brawling in the parking lot at the Niners-Raiders game out of my mind. Why, oh, why, would anybody pay to attend an NFL game until security is ramped up … a ton?
Seems to make about as much sense as a radio broadcast of the Air and Water Show, but what do I know?
Park Ridge officials reportedly want to remove all those Honorary Jim Hendry Way street signs.
Evidently, Wheeling has offered to take them in exchange for one Hintz Road sign and a Class A pitching prospect.
If the NFL wants help with their security, may I suggest a call to St. Viator?
None of that San Fran nonsense would have happened under Pat Mahoney's watch.
If the Cubs put Crane Kenney on waivers, would anyone claim him?
Didn't see that coming:
Thomas Jones reportedly got in a fight with another teammate?
And still ...:
No sign of Dayan Viciedo on the South Side.
That's just hard to fathom.
Rush to glory:
Julius Peppers is officially the most unsung superstar in town. Kind of amazing considering it's Bearz, defense, Bearz …
If you like golf and enjoy dressing presidential casual — light blue shirt, khaki pants, blue blazer — the Ryder Cup event Sept. 26 at the Chicago Theater is perfect for you.
This tidbit about Alfonso Soriano from ESPN's David Schoenfield over the weekend: "Among 188 major-league players with at least 350 plate appearances, Soriano's .281 on-base percentage ranks 181."
The real concern:
For the Bears, it isn't Roy Williams' hands; it's Lance Briggs' health.
On the rise:
Arlington Park raises its purses again:
The good: Purses are up more than 27 percent in just the past few weeks.
The bad: They are still well below where they should be.
Danica Patrick has opted to race full time on the NASCAR circuit.
Gotta admit that's kind of a yawn for me.
Wisdom from the hood:
Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn't say much, but when he does talk sometimes he comes up with thought-provoking gems. Like what he told ESPN.Boston about extra points:
"Philosophically, plays that are non-plays shouldn't be in the game. I don't think it is good for the game. Extra points, when you're up to the 99 percent range in extra points it's not a play.
"Let's move the ball back to the 15-20 yard line and not make it a tap-in. Make them kick it. Same thing with the kickoff return; if you're just going to put the ball on the 20, put the ball on the 20."
Oh, Goshen College, look what you've stirred up by opting to play "America the Beautiful" instead of the national anthem before your games.
The new trophy designed for the winner of the annual Iowa-Iowa State football game was scrapped because it had too much to do with corn and not enough to do with football.
•Mike Spellman's Scorecard column appears Fridays in the Daily Herald. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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